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iPad Art: Easy Seamless Vector Patterns. No pen tool, no maths.

Nic Squirrell, Artist and illustrator.

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11 Videos (41m)
    • Introduction

    • Inspiration and sketching

    • Introduction to the Adobe Illustrator Draw app

    • Drawing the Vector Artwork

    • Moving the Artwork Between Apps

    • Intro to Graphic and Preparing the File

    • Making the Repeat

    • Exporting the Finished Tile and File Dimensions

    • Using the Tile in Graphic

    • Using the Tile in Photoshop

    • Final Thoughts and Project


About This Class


In this class we will be using the iPad (any iPad is fine) to create a seamless tiling repeat vector pattern with a hand drawn look. We will be combining apps to get to the end result.  You don't need to use the vector pen tool, and there are no calculations to be done either.  It's a really easy way to make patterns which I am sure you will love.

This class is suitable for all abilities from a complete beginner to an experienced artist wanting to make repeat patterns on the go.

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Links to apps mentioned:

Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Creative Cloud



Nic Squirrell's website

Nic's Skillshare Classes


Music: BossaBossa Kevin MacLeod (

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

58 of 59 students recommendSee All

great class
Nic explained in very clear steps how to use the Ipad with Adobe Draw and I can't wait to have a go at making a repeat pattern with this amazing tool. Thanks Nic!
Jan Sheps


This is a great class with exactly the information you need to know about the various programs like Adobe Draw, Graphic, and Photoshop for surface pattern design. Extremely helpful!





Nic Squirrell

Artist and illustrator.

Nic is an artist and illustrator living in Kent, England.

She studied Creative Visual Art & 3D Design at the University of Greenwich and loved every minute of it.

Her illustrations are on many products from prints to suitcases and everything in between.

She loves drawing on her iPad as well as using traditional media, particularly watercolour.

If anything stays still long enough, Nic will draw on it.

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